8.14.2006

Series of article on publishing

Dear Miss Snark,

As always, love your blog. :-)

I ran across a link on SF Signal (who got it from a link at Wyrdsmiths) to a series of articles about publishing...



..(some of it SF-oriented, but mostly not) that I thought maybe the snarklings would find interesting/useful, to supplement your wonderful inside-the-agent's-head, etc. blog. There are seven articles so far, and I believe more are forthcoming.


Yup, this is good stuff. Very nicely written and accurate.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This snarkling greatly appreciates the links.
tfs

Anonymous said...

In the manuscript submission section swordsmith says to include my social security number? For a submission? This seems more appropriate for details on the contract just prior to signing on the dotted line - ?

Adrian McCarthy said...

Thanks for the link. Lots of good stuff.

Interestingly, here and there, Swordsmith contradicts Miss Snark, like when he says:

"Be sure and include credits and any special expertise. Professional credits are best, but non-paid credits count, too. If you've written a long, well-received series on Kos, say so. Ditto for a weekly column at a local newspaper, or an academic article on the same subject as the book. If it's a thriller about neurosurgery and you're a neurosurgeon, say so. While it's important not to oversell yourself, it's just as important not to undersell yourself."

I guess it's good to remind ourselves that intelligent people may hold contradictory opinions.